Criminal charges have been brought against six individuals, including former senior police officers, over the Hillsborough disaster.

They are:

:: David Duckenfield, who was the match commander for South Yorkshire Police on the day of the disaster

:: Norman Bettison, a former officer with South Yorkshire Police

:: Graham Henry Mackrell, who was Sheffield Wednesday Football Club’s company secretary and safety officer at the time of the disaster

:: Peter Metcalf, a solicitor who acted for the South Yorkshire Police

:: Former chief superintendent Donald Denton of South Yorkshire Police

:: Former detective chief inspector Alan Foster of South Yorkshire Police

Ninety-six men, women and children were killed in the stadium crush on 15 April 1989.

Former Chief Constable Norman Bettison and Former Chief Superintendent David Duckenfield

Image: Former Chief Constable Norman Bettison and Former Chief Superintendent David Duckenfield

Duckenfield has been charged with the manslaughter by gross negligence of 95 of the 96 Liverpool FC fans who died at the FA Cup semi-final.

Bettison is accused of four counts of misconduct in public office.

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Denton, Foster and Metcalf are all charged with doing acts with intent to pervert the course of justice.

Mackrell is charged with three offences relating to health and safety and safety at sports grounds.

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